Overflowing rivers inundate new areas in Bihar

Patna , Aug 16

The overall flood situation in Bihar continued to be grim on Wednesday with major rivers in spate breaching banks, inundating new areas and displacing thousands of people, officials said.

Swine flu scare: UP schools to skip morning assembly

Lucknow , Aug 16

With the rising number of swine flu patients in the city and other parts of the state, the health department on Wednesday issued a directive to schools to skip morning prayers to avoid the spread of the disease.